Author: Alyssa Nicotera

Kenmore Kitchens is bursting with flavor with Buffalo’s first large scale ghost kitchen set up, and SZN had just joined in on the party.  Alongside Caribbean Cuisine, Venus Greek, and Mediterranean, Jack’s, and Sticky Wangs, SZN moved into kitchen 25, and is making their way back to Buffalo to offer true fusion in some of the most comforting forms.   SZN is owned and operated by Head Chef Josey and wife Lena – Josey is a Buffalo native who moved to Atlanta when she was nine. Growing up in a kitchen with her family, seasoning was in her blood.  After working…

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This series is sponsored by Project Best Life. Buffalo Rising and Project Best Life have teamed up to produce a series on wellness inspiration and advice to direct readers to the people, places, and experiences in Buffalo and beyond that will help them fulfill their health, nutrition, and wellness goals. For more information on how you can live your best life, subscribe to the Project Best Life newsletter. Winter cooking should be comforting, warm, and enjoyable from start to finish. Soups and stews reign supreme in my household during the winter months, and one pot recipes become a staple throughout the week. We…

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Known for its lively instructors, wide range of classes, support and collaborations with other small businesses, and the fitness community they have cultivated, Bike or Bar is a beast of its own on Elmwood.  The recent fire on Sunday, October 24 that destroyed this beloved studio has left the community in shock, and the Bike or Bar family in disbelief.   It is not easy for a business to build a community; to have a group of local individuals who are down for you no matter what.  Who are driven everyday to step inside a fitness class.  Bike or Bar has…

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This series is sponsored by Project Best Life. Buffalo Rising and Project Best Life have teamed up to produce a series on wellness inspiration and advice to direct readers to the people, places, and experiences in Buffalo and beyond that will help them fulfill their health, nutrition, and wellness goals. For more information on how you can live your best life, subscribe to the Project Best Life newsletter. During football season, Sundays are a specialty here in Buffalo and for good reason. Food, friends, and football seem to be the holy trinity of the 716 and we have all the…

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Buffalo Niagara Court Center has coordinated a highly competitive women’s volleyball 🏐 league for those like Alyssa Nicotera who still want to be a part of the action. BR60: Buffalo, 60 Seconds ⏱ at a time. Script + Voice: Alyssa Nicotera, DP + Editor: Devin Chavanne, Post: George Johnson Buffalo Niagara Court Center 425 Meyer Rd West Seneca, NY (716) 677-9100

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